When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a ... See full summary »

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones
Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Movie 1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Docudrama uses fictional reports of a crisis in the Middle East, which leads to a nuclear confrontation between the US and the USSR. "Looking Glass" is the code word for the Strategic Air ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Barzyk
Stars: Scott Glenn, Michael Murphy, Helen Shaver
Special Bulletin (TV Movie 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart
Without Warning (TV Movie 1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists... See full summary »

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Sander Vanocur, Jane Kaczmarek, Bree Walker
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne
WW III: World War III (TV Movie 1998)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This mock documentary uses archival footage, interviews and reports taken out of context and staged interviews to highlight a possible escalation into a nuclear war. In this feature, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone
Stars: Boris Sichkin, Christoph Gutknecht, Boris Leskin


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Maxwell
Nick Decker
Mike Lewis
Patrick David ...
Eddie Decker
Gary Bisig ...
Syd Spicer
Ben Cardinal ...
Bell Baines
Blair Slater ...
Sandy Lewis
Greg Kean ...
Ron Lewis
Don MacKay ...
Peter Raffan ...
Heartbreaker #1


When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, home, the Pacific and redemption. Written by <havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

21 June 2008 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A hajnal első fénye  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


When the boy's mother enters his bedroom, he closes down a window on his computer, leaving the screen showing the usual blue-ish background in certain shots. In the long-distance shots from across the other side of the bedroom, the monitor is no longer on, then in another close-up the monitor still shows the blue background. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Watch, regardless of what there is to watch.
25 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely exceeded my expectations...

Although it was made in 2000, it had a sense of the past in it. It was a really touching movie left me with tears in the end. I'm not ashamed to say it was really moving and inspiring. This movie is for all the people who do in fact feel like they've never achieved anything. And even more so, it's about family and how important they will be to you in your life-- it's about respecting those around you,especially your family.

It's about becoming a man-- for all the boys.

It's about accepting responsibility and being grateful for what you have.

It's about being honest.

Never have I seen a movie like this, because admittedly I'm not a big fan of cowboy movies-- and now I am! However, as good as the movie was, it did have its flaws. Throughout the movie, there were really short scenes not quite elaborating on events taking part outside this journey with Mike and Ben- such as with Mikes' parents.

If these scenes were elaborated on, perhaps this movie could've been better, although longer.

All in all, a terrific watch.

I'm glad I took a day off Uni :D

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss By Dawn's Early Light (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: